Casualty figures continue to rise as the scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis becomes clear three days after the storm hit Burma.
Burma's state television reported that at least 10,000 people had been killed in one town alone.
The UN says hundreds of thousands of people are homeless and have no access to clean water.
Many who lost their homes - including young children - have been desperate to find shelter.
And people have to queue to buy clean water, which is becoming scarce.
In the largest city, Rangoon, police helped to clear streets littered with fallen trees and debris.
Burma's Buddhist were also on the streets, cleaning Rangoon and helping the victims.
Some locals said that they had never seen Rangoon - a city of more than five million people - so devastated.
Five of Burma's regions have been declared disaster zones after cyclone Nargis hit the country on Saturday.
Some aid is beginning to reach victims, but many areas remain inaccessible, officials say.
Foreign aid agencies are pressing Burma's military junta to ease movement restrictions on their staff to help victims.